Accidental Shooting in Clark County

Amboy, WA -- Clark County Sheriff Deputies were called to Amboy Washington Tuesday night on an accidental shooting.  Deputies arrived and found Harry Ortega, age 63, with a gun shot wound to his leg.

Deputies say Ortega had been sitting with his 9mm handgun placed in his front pocket.  Ortega went to stand up out of his chair and the handgun slipped out of his pocket and onto the floor.  The gun discharged one round after hitting the floor.  That round struck Ortega in the left hip and exited through the front of his left leg.

Ortega was taken to Peace Health Hospital for treatment of a non-life threatening injury.  No criminal charges are being filed.

 


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